DECATUR, GA. (THECOUNT) — Silentó, aka, Ricky Hawk, the rapper best known for his hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” has been arrested for the murder of his cousin, 34-year-old Frederick Rooks.
Hawk, 22, who was facing two felony assault charges last September after allegedly threatening two people with a hatchet, has been arrested in the shooting death of Rooks on Jan. 21st.
Police said officers found Rook suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators did not have a suspect at the time but later identified Hawk as a suspect.
A motive has not yet determined a motive.
Hawk was booked into the DeKalb County jail on Monday charged with murder.
On August 29, Hawk reportedly entered a stranger’s unlocked home in Los Angeles and attempted to hit two people with a hatchet before one of them disarmed him.
Silentó’s most popular song is “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” which was released in 2015.
Geo quick facts: DeKalb County is located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 691,893, making it Georgia’s fourth-most populous county. Its county seat is Decatur. DeKalb County is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.